The Hillsboro boys golf team put up a valiant effort in their quad match at Oak Terrace in Pana on Thursday, Sept. 3, but a stellar performance from Vandalia kept the Toppers from sweeping the inter-conference tilt.
Vandalia’s Chase Laack shot a 3-under-par 36 on the day to lead the Vandals to a 155 as a team. Hillsboro would take second with a 167, while Pana (190) and Greenville (199) rounded out the scoring.
While they didn’t have a player in the 30s (Vandalia’s Riley Ruckman and Pana’s Austin Karbach also shot 38 and 36 respectively), the Toppers had four solid scoring rounds in the match.
Preston Lyerla and Drake Vogel each shot 41s on the day to lead a tightly packed Hillsboro group. Dominic Haggard added in a 42, while Dillon Smail finished with a 43, giving Hillsboro three rounds in the top eight and four in the top 12.
Tad Daniels and Devin Speiser would also play for the Toppers, shooting a 47 and a 49 respectively.
The Hillsboro boys will meet up with Greenville again on Sept. 8, at Indian Springs Golf Course near Coffeen, followed by a home match on Sept. 10, against PORTA and Auburn.
September 3 at Pana
Oak Terrace Golf Course - Par 36
Boys Golf Team Results: Vandalia 155, Hillsboro 167, Pana 190, Greenville 199.
Medalist: Chase Laack (V) 33.
Vandalia (155) - Chase Laack 33, Riley Ruckman 38, Dylan Halford 42, Jonah Beesley 42, Conner McCall 43, Jacob Schaal 43.
Hillsboro (167) - Preston Lyerla 41, Drake Vogel 41, Dominic Haggard 42, Dillon Smail 43, Tad Daniels 47, Devin Speiser 49.
Pana (190) - Austin Karbach 36, Ryan Karbach 48, Brandt Bowker 52, Griffin Kimbrel 54, Jaxon Rhoades 56, Owen Spracklen 59.
Greenville (199) - Christian Bauer 43, Stephen Jack 49, Ryan Heath 50, Dakota Lloyd 57, Dustin Rehkemper 65, Alucious Golovey 69.
Records: Hillsboro (6-2), Vandalia (8-0).